13. The Ravages of Earthquake
Those trapped in collapsed buildings in the aftermath of an earthquake have a slim chance of survival. Without food and water, most survivors can hang on for a no more than a week.
This heart-wrenching photograph of a couple in Bangladesh captures the anguish of hanging on to a loved one after an earthquake. Unable to do anything to save each other, poorly constructed homes too often become coffins after violent seismic activity.